U.S. News Best Lawyers Ranks Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Tier 1 in National, Metropolitan New York, and New Jersey Publications

U.S. News

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced that the firm has once again been selected for National Tier 1 in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation by U.S. News for its annual “Best Law Firms” ranking. Additionally, the firm is ranked as Metropolitan Tier 1 in New York City and in New Jersey. 

Earlier this year, nine of the firm’s partners – Michael S. Zetlin, Michael K. De Chiara, Raymond T. Mellon, Carol J. Patterson, James J. Terry, Timothy F. Hegarty, Bill Chimos, Jaimee Nardiello, and Loryn P. Riggiola – were named to U.S. News’ 2023 “Best Lawyers in America” list. In addition, Roy Schwartz a principal with the firm was named to the “Ones to Watch” list along with associates Anazette Ray, Rachel John, and Hal Blanchard.

The annual “Best Law Firms” ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes information provided by law firms, in addition to the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field. Rankings are released to the public at


About Zetlin & De Chiara

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a leading construction law firm, provides sophisticated legal counsel and business advice to real estate owners, developers, institutions, design professionals, contractors, and other parties involved in construction projects in the United States and internationally. Many of its attorneys have direct experience with construction and design issues through their work as in-house construction counsel, education and training as architects and engineers, and by earning LEED accreditation. The firm provides counsel throughout the planning, design, and construction process — from drafting and negotiating contracts to advising on risk management strategies. Zetlin & De Chiara represents clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution and advises on business formation, professional licensing, and corporate issues.

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